1993 Fiat Scia (Maggiora)
Images: Mario Buonocunto Concept Cars Page
Prototype open sportscar.
A two seat, open-topped car, based on the mechanicals of the Punto. No roof was provided, minimal weather protection was designed alongside a waterproof interior. Interestingly the seats were fixed, with the pedals and steering wheel being adjustable.
The Fiat SCIA was introduced on the Turin Motor Show of 1993 as a try-out for the public of the upcoming barchetta (to be introduced 2 years later).
Designers John Kinsey and Darren Caddesl of Fiat's Centro Stile have taken the boat-design to extremes.
Styling cues are shown to the unsuspecting audience, like the uprising mirrors, or the three-dial dashboard.
Others, like the cut-off windows can be found in the Stola's Dedica
This Punto based car was built by Ilcas and Maggiora, who are also responsible for the current barchetta.
Source: www.carsfromitaly.net; www.fiatbarchetta.com